NEW & EXCITING // Hello Nashville! Announcing our 2nd Location & a GIVEAWAY SPECIAL!

I fell in love in Nashville - it holds such a special part of my heart. About seven years ago, I moved to Nashville in the middle of winter for a post-graduate internship with Blood:Water Mission - an amazing nonprofit I love dearly. Around that same time, things sparks started flying with this boy I was getting to know, a boy who is now my husband, baby daddy, and love of my life. 

The early parts of our relationship were spent living that long distance life of weekends together in each other's cities every other month. The pull home to family was strong, and I LOVE the life we built in our little town in Florida, but I'm so excited to be opening Dishie's SECOND location in this beloved city of mine. 

So HELLO NASHVEGAS!

I'm so excited about partnering with the friends we already have there, and creating some beautiful tables with all our Tennessee belles! We are now booking for the fall wedding season, but let's kick things off with a GIVEAWAY!

We are offering 50% (FIFTY) off for the FIRST FIVE weddings to book with Dishie x Nashville and in addition...

GIVEAWAY!!! Like @dishierentals on Instagram and tag TWO friends in the comments to enter into our giveaway for a FREE head tablescape for up to 20!

Settings include: 4-piece flatware setting from a Dishie collection of your choice and Salad, Dinner & Dessert Vintage Floral China settings for up to 20ppl at your head table!
(Wedding must be held Fall 2018 in the greater Nashville area. Contest closes at 11:59pm Tuesday, May 15th and winner will be announced Wednesday, May 16th, 2018.)

Good luck and HELLO NASHVILLE!
Art by dear friend Cami Monet

Real Wedding | Ayren + KB's Jamaican Paradise

Being in the wedding industry, I've already put my fair warning out to my little sisters - you. have. it. coming! When it comes to it, their day will be all about them, of course, but you better believe this girl is going to work her hiney off to make it extra special!

Such was the case for Kristin of Kate Ryan Linens. She worked so hard to bring together the specific vision she had for her sister's wedding, and the result is so authentic and stunning. We were tickled to have our flatware play a small part in her sister's incredible tropical celebration!

Ayren + KB got married in an intimate ceremony on a mountainside in Jamaica (hello dreamy!) and then celebrated their marriage with a bunch of friends & family at the 1930 Grande Room in Tampa. 

This wedding is all things eclectic, tropical, floral and WONDERFUL. I just love it when couples let their parties truly reflect THEM!

Things We Love:
- Our pretty Mismatched Vintage Gold Flatware, of course!
- ALL the pretty linens in ALL the pretty patterns!
- the incredible tropical florals laden with birds of paradise!
- the sweet and creative invitation suite
- the way Kristen mixed uber modern ghost chairs with uber tropical rattan elements - it's MAGIC
 

Photography & Videography: Kismis Ink 
Ceremony Venue: “Firefly” Sir Noel Cowards Estate 
Ceremony Planning/Floral/Decor: White Light Events 
Reception Venue: 1930 Grande Room 
Design: Kristin Rose of Kate Ryan Linens
Floral: Marigold Flower Co 
Rentals: Kate Ryan Linens 
Lounge Furniture: Wish Vintage Rentals 
Flatware: Dishie Rentals
Draping: Daycor Events 
Hair & Makeup: db Studio-Denise Burkle
Catering: Stone Chef 
Stationery: Ayren Anderson & Palm Printing
DJ: Blast Productions 
Photo Booth: Blast Booths 

 

Real Wedding | Cassidi + Dalton at Bramble Tree Estate

There's been a lot of talk in the wedding world about CHANGES and TRENDS that we see for the future of this industry, and the unanimous feedback has been that couples are truly centering their day around THEM first, above everything else. I LOVE IT. 

I think there is something to being a wonderful and gracious host towards your guests, but at the end of the day, it's YOUR day. I love that more and more couples are embracing this! 

I remember getting the timeline from Jaclyn, Cassidi + Dalton's planner with At Last Wedding + Events and seeing that there was a 9am set up time for their wedding.

9:00 IN THE MORNING.

I immediately called Jaclyn to make sure this was right. Our convo went something like this:

Me: "Hey Jaclyn, just wanted to make sure I'm reading this set-up time right... it's 9AM?!"

Jaclyn: "Yeah, Cassidi + Dalton kind of just love brunch, and are super chill people, so they wanted to have a brunch wedding. Afterwards they are going to  go and spend the day with a smaller group of friends & family. It's going to be great."

Me: "Uhm, that's the best thing I've ever heard."


 

THANK YOU Cassid + Dalton for being awesome, for being YOU, and for including Dishie in your incredible brunch wedding! We LOVE how much it reflected your personality and love, and are super honored to have been a part of this special day!

Things We Loved About This Wedding:
- CassidI had no fear about mismatching -- metals, colors, elements -- all her faves went on the table and looked beautiful together
- YAY COLOR! Rarely does a bride tell me she wants her glassware in ALL THE COLORS. *insert squeals of delight*
- I just can't get over how SWEET and genuine everything was for Cassidi + Dalton's wedding. It was just one of those weddings where you can feel the "happily ever after."

Cassidi chose the following items from our inventory:
- Vintage Floral Collection China
- Luxe Rose Gold Flatware
- Mismatched Colored Glassware

// Dream Team Vendors //
Photography: Josh + Rachel
Videography: Fox Grove Films
Planner: At Last Weddings + Events
Venue: Bramble Tree Estate
Caterer: 4Rivers Catering
Floral: Dream Designs Florist
Cake: Sweet Flours
MUAH: Makeover Station
Furniture Rentals & Chargers: OWPR & RW Events
Tableware Rentals: Dishie Rentals
Drapery: Swag Decor
Band: Bay Kings Band
 

2018 Easter Tablescape // Dishie X Gypsy Gastronome

I LOVE Easter. As a believer, it's a major holiday in our family, and as a girl, I have incredibly fond memories of my mother gifting me a new, hand-decorated, Easter hat every year. There's just LOTS of GOOD associated with this day. 

When thinking of our 2018 Dishie Easter Tablescape, I knew I wanted to design something that was warm and sentimental, like my memories of my mother's Easter hats. It had to be something Southern in flair, family-oriented in feel, and rooted in nature. And I wanted there to be FOOD. LOTS of food. 

We partnered with my good friend, Sarah Roth of Gypsy Gastronome to design an easy-to-recreate Southern-Modern-Traditional table (if that is even a thing?!?), and y'all, I just love the result. 

Things We Love About This Table:
- how the woven placemats from Pier 1 remind us of vintage wicker Easter baskets
- the simple, easy, white tulip centerpiece (with tulips from Publix!)
- the subtle nod to bunnies in the "Hippity Hop" script on the Pier 1 napkins and S+P Shakers
- how Paige at Two Peas Designs calligraphed REAL eggs as name cards (and they tasted yummy at breakfast the next day)
- the perfect mix of modern stoneware, gilded edges, and vintage china & glassware on display

Dishie Rentals Inventory on Display:
Various Vintage Serving Dishes from our exclusive Entertaining Collection
Vintage Floral Collection Dessert Plates
Magnolia Collection Salad Plates
*NEW* Blush Stoneware Collection Dinner Plates (now booking for 15% through the end of March)
*NEW* White Scalloped Chargers
Vintage Champagne Coupe Collection
Vintage Cut Glass & Crystal Collection
Luxe Gold Flatware Collection
 

Later, we'll be sharing our hostess Tips & Tricks for hosting a stylish & effortless family Easter, together with a very special Easter basket collaboration with Expressions Gift Boutique!

And don't forget to hippity-hop-hop on over to the blog at Gypsy Gastronome for all the yummy recipes (Pesto Lamb, Carrot Cake Pancakes, Gruyere Quiche - and MORE)!

Photography: Yamilette Arana Photography
Tableware & Design: Sheena Grosshans & Christina Armistead with Dishie Rentals featuring products from Pier 1 Imports
Food & Styling: Sarah Roth with Gypsy Gastronome 
Calligraphy & Art: Paige Nethers with Two Peas Designs
Gift Basket: Nicole with Expressions Gift Boutique

The Sunday Review - A New Segment on the Dishie Blog!

In my former life, I got to write and put a specific dollar amount to each word. Being a grant writer, I often had word limits for my submissions, and if that submission was awarded, well it quite literally gave a dollar amount to each and every word. It was an illuminating and thrilling work, most often feeling like a day at the casino, as much of nonprofit grant funding can be a gamble. I did, however, always connect with and love the aspect of storytelling within my writings. 

So, more as an exercise for me, and something I hope others will enjoy too, I'm starting this little segment called "The Sunday Review." It won't be every Sunday, but a few times a month it will be a place for me connect completely unedited and share a little bit of what I'm loving at the moment.

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1. Anemones
Something about the delicate contrast in this flower just gives me all the feels. Jennie with Pixies & Petals used them in our florals at our Steampunk Wedding Shoot earlier this month at Howey Mansion, and I've been obsessed ever since. Give me them all, in every color, please and thank you. PC: Jamie Reinhart Photography

2. Jenga!
I'm sure every mom thinks their toddler is like the most amazing thing ever, but my three-year-old is just LOVING playing Jenga lately... and he's really really good at it. Like, Status Level: Expert. It's kind of my favorite thing right now and I look forward to his animated warnings of "Oh Momma, be careful, be careful" everyday. When was the last time you played Jenga?! 

3. THESE LEGGINGS that are actually pants, that are actually leggings...
I love me some New York & Company. I also love me some Eva Mendes (and I might love me some of her hubs Ryan Gosling a little more...) but this store's always on point in their silhouettes and basics. Hubby took me out for Sushi & Shopping on our date night (read: Wednesday's when Levi's at Awana) and MADE me try these on. At first I was like "Ew, no leggings are NOT pants" but wait... these are. And it's just as heavenly as you think. Thanks hubs, you're the best.
*Editor's Note: Upon looking up the link, I found out they are currently on super sale for $20 ea. Oops, just bought another few pairs. Sorry not sorry!

4. Our Southwest Companion Pass!
I proactively did some research on how to best use credit card sign up bonuses and point programs prior to purchasing quite a bit of needed inventory for some larger weddings last December. I already had the cash in hand to purchase, but wanted to get some perks for using cards. Southwest was running a promo on their Chase card, and I was able to secure 140,000 points AND the illustrious Southwest Companion Pass for my hubby. 

That's about the equivalent of FOUR FREE ROUNDTRIP FLIGHTS to anywhere Southwest flies, and we are ecstatic! Did you know Southwest flies to Aruba? and Jamaica? And Bermuda? And Bahamas?! C'MON PRETTY MAMA! 

I'm thinking we're gonna be contacting our favorite travel agent, Theresa Bermudez with Get Out! Custom Travels pretty soon! Vacay here we come! Have any recommendations for us?

5. This Illustrated Version of Hinds Feet on High Places
My amazing sister-in-law got this for me for my birthday this year, and it has given me so much life. If you've not read this allegory about conquering fear and trusting Jesus at his word, I highly recommend it. Fun Fact: I spotted an awesome vintage copy of this book at a used bookstore in Nashville. I had never heard of it, but thought the cover was pretty, so I bought it. IT CHANGED MY LIFE. I had actually moved to Nashville to work for an international nonprofit founded by Christian music group Jars of Clay. I wasn't a huge fan of theirs, but one of the only times I ever had a heart-to-heart chat with lead singer Dan Haseltine I shared how much I loved this book and asked him if he had ever heard of it. He replied, "Uh... yeah, it was actually the focus of our entire sophomore album..." SMH, lol.

Anyways, the book is awesome and I gave it to all my bridesmaids in their gift bags I loved it that much. 

What are you loving this week? Did you manage to score a pair of those amazing leggings?

A Very Lilly Splash of Citrus at The Acre

Back in the day, my hubby and I shared 360sqft of newlywed bliss in our aptly named "Love Shack." This lil' in-law suite was located in the heart of College Park, a hip, walking district close to downtown Orlando, and we often spent our weekends riding our bikes into the city and walking to get pizzas and a movie from the nearby Redbox. 

I love our (significantly larger) home in Winter Garden, but College Park holds such fond memories for us. Imagine my surprise when I found out, nearly a year after we moved from the "Love Shack," that Orlando's most wonderful, whimsical, bohemian oasis of a venue had opened up just across the street.

"Wait, what?! Where?"
Hidden in my old stomping grounds, the Kring Family has carefully and intentionally transformed this "Acre" of property into every bride & photographers bohemian dream, full with the most perfect vignettes of vine-draped walls, tastefully retro Airstreams, and lush, flowing vegetation. 

When PJ with PSJ Photography and Ashley with A Beautiful Theme approached me about collaborating on this "Palm Beach Boho shoot that Lilly Pulitzer would be proud of" they hardly had to wait a second before I screamed, "YES!" And the results are just stunning. 

Things We Love:
- the incredible florals designed by Stephen of A Beautiful Theme, Ashley's hubby!
- the shabby white table and incredible vintage chairs by RW Rentals & Styling
- how our Pink Glassware Collection picks up all the bright hues from the stunning florals
- the way our Luxe Rose Gold Flatware provides that modern edge to the table
- the outdoor living room at The Acre... just... all of it. Gah!

A Sweet Dishie Valentine

During my years as a twentysomething single, I remember dreading the month of February and the awkwardness that Valentine's Day would bring.

But THEN - Leslie Knope.

In one fell swoop, Parks & Rec, in all its wonderfulness and glory, gave us the most wonderful holiday of all - Galentine's Day! If you're not familiar, Galentine's Day is the day before Valentine's Day and is a day meant for brunching with and loving on your best gal pals. I LOVE IT. 

I'm all about women celebrating other women, and I'm all about making special moments of celebration in the everyday. 

And I'm all about PINK. 

So I say Valentine's Day is just an all-around WIN for women - if you're single, have FUN and spend some time cherishing your besties! If you've got a honey-boo - GREAT, take some time to do something special for them too. If you've got a honey-boo AND some great besties - well, you're just the luckiest gal in the world and clearly have a lot to celebrate - so hop to it!

This year we partnered with The Busy Bee Events & Design and Dream Designs Florist to design a beautiful Valentine's Day inspired tablescape showcasing Dishie's newest inventory, but also exemplifying how simple it really is to make a meal a moment for those you most love. 

Enjoy the prettiness captured by Nikki Ogden Photography at First Baptist Orlando! We're still swooning!

Things we love about this table:
- our New White & Gold Magnolia Collection China
- the way our luxe roseware collection butter knife acts as Cupid's Arrow!
- the sweet and simple place cards designed by Two Peas Designs
- the way a small collection of fine cheese, charcuterie, and fruit looks so pretty on a cutting board when you take a little time to arrange it!
- the most perfect little lemon slices on the edge of our pink moscato filled champagne flute

All our love to you this Valentine's Day!

*And check out our InstaStories on Valentine's Day for a how-to video for this cute heart napkin fold AND for a freebie coffee date from us to you! Yes, FREE! But it is first-come first-serve - you won't want to miss it!
 

Photography: Nikki Ogden Photography
Design & Food Styling: The Busy Bee Events & Design
Tableware & Brass Candlesticks: Dishie Rentals
Florals: Dream Designs Florist
Cutting Board: Target
Venue: First Baptist Orlando
 

Classic Romance Under the Trees

I'm a sucker for hundred year oaks draped in Spanish moss, large wrap around porches, and dining al fresco. That said, it's easy to see why Rocking H Ranch in Lakeland is one of my FAVORITE venues in Central Florida. The Higgenbotham family live and work at the ranch (Angela's sweet hubby actually built their gorgeous estate house BY HIMSELF) and their ranch hands and family are just another sweet perk of this gorgeous venue. AND, they have ponies. That's right, PONIES!

 Staci with one of Rocking H Ranch's ponies! Every little girl's dream!

Staci with one of Rocking H Ranch's ponies! Every little girl's dream!

*SO CUTEEEE* I digress.

I was delighted to partner with Rocking H Ranch, Let's Make It Extraordinary! Events, Atmospheres Floral, and Fancy That Specialty Linens to create gorgeous, vintage-inspired tablescapes for the DeMarcos Wedding. The gorgeous champagne linen paired with our Vintage White & Gold China Collection, Vintage Mismatched Gold Flatware, and Cut Glass & Crystal Glassware and looked beautiful next to the pearl accents from Atmospheres Floral's stunning centerpieces. Bumby Photography captured all the details beautifully, including our impromptu teacup display for dessert coffee service - sometimes the best things are created by surprise!

Enjoy all the pretty details from this gorgeous wedding!